Establish A Fund

Creating your fund is easy...

A Donor Advised Fund at Coastal Community Foundation makes it easy to support the nonprofits and causes you care about most.

You can establish a fund today with cash and other assets or through planned giving strategies. You can establish a donor advised fund with a minimum contribution of $5,000.

Charitable giving is one of life’s most rewarding acts. A donor advised fund provides you with a powerful and flexible means for grantmaking. You make recommendations on grants to 501(c)3 organizations or educational institutions and can utilize the assistance of knowledgeable Foundation staff. You may also appoint successor advisors to the fund.

  • Decide what to give: The Foundation accepts a variety of assets to open a fund: cash, gifts of stock, real estate or personal property.

  • Support causes you care through grants from your fund: When your fund is established, the Foundation takes care of all of the administrative details. You can make grants to any 501(c)3 organization locally, regionally or nationally. If you choose, your grants can be anonymous.

  • Use our Donor Services: Personalized service for your fund is available from our team of professionals. We can assist you with research in your area of charitable interest, family philanthropy or plan tours of local nonprofits.

Become a Partner in Philanthropy At Coastal Community Foundation

Join us as a Partner in Philanthropy. Your gift allows the Foundation to respond to community needs through grantmaking programs, provide technical assistance to nonprofits, and support our work in building community philanthropy. Partners are recognized on our website and annual publication.

Other Fund Options

  • Support Areas of Interest: You may want to make an impact in specific areas such as education, health, youth, the environment, the arts, social services etc. You can use the Foundation’s expertise to outline a grant program.

  • Provide Scholarships: You may want to provide scholarships for a specific area of study, college, university or trade school. You outline the criteria for the scholarship award.

  • Support Your Favorite Causes: You may have favorite nonprofits that you support today. Your fund can provide an annual contribution to those organizations in perpetuity. Grants will be made to the named organization(s) so long as the nonprofits remain in existence and continue to fulfill their intended purpose.

  • Provide Funds for Changing Community Needs: You understand that needs change in a community. Your fund allows the community foundation to respond to important needs and community projects. The fund may be named after you.

  • Corporate Funds: The Community Foundation can assist your business with their corporate philanthropy. We’ll handle all of the administrative work. Your company will benefit from the technical grantmaking services of the Foundation for the benefit of the community.